Paradisiacal Engagement Session in Santorini, Greece: Abby + Tiger by Galanopoulos photography

Love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest and bravest acts are done for love -” the Goddess Aphrodite.


It was springtime in Santorini, Greece, the last stop on the couple’s three country vacation. Abby had done some research before their arrival and fell in love with the picturesque views of the ancient island. “I decided to plan a photoshoot while we were in Santorini. I could just imagine both Tiger and I wearing white, while leaning up against the spotless white cathedrals with the amazing blue domes,” she shares.

White clouds danced amongst the powder blue sky as the sun beamed flawlessly on the island; the scene could not have been more perfect. Tiger’s nerves were transparent the day of the photo shoot, but Abby guessed it was his reluctancy to be in front of the camera. During the shoot, the photographer was telling Abby how he wanted her to pose and as she tried to hold her position she turned to see her love down on one knee with a stunning heart-shaped diamond ring. In complete shock, Abby felt as if the world had stopped and for a second she couldn’t hear a sound. “I do remember that he said, ‘my heart belongs to you forever,'” she shares.

What began as a photo-op in Santorini turned into a proposal designed by the Gods.  Coterie member Events with Darrell coordinated this sublime engagement session in Santorini. Take a look at the images by the amazing Grecian photographer, Giorgos Galanopoulos of Galanopoulos Photography.

Bride-to-be: Abby
Groom-to-be: Tiger
Wedding location: Lagos, Nigeria

What did you do on your first date?
Tiger and I were friends for over eight years before we actually started dating, so we had been out several times before. However, our first official date Tiger flew into Houston from Dallas. I knew he had never been to a basketball game, so I wanted to surprise him with a trip to a game. As soon as I picked him up from the airport we headed straight to a Houston Rockets game, and had a wonderful time. I had surprise dates planned for us the entire weekend.

What’s your favorite thing to do as a couple?
We both enjoy shopping together. We appreciate each other’s sense of style so we tend to go shopping together a lot.

How has wedding planning been so far?
Wedding planning is fun! We are still working out the kinks and details. I must admit I am enjoying every moment of it. When things are getting a bit overwhelming, Tiger is always there to remind me that what’s most important is our marriage and not the wedding.

Tell us what you’re looking forward to most on the wedding day.
With my family spread all across the world, I’m looking forward to everyone being under one roof again having the most amazing time.

Congratulations to Abby and Tiger! This Grecian engagement session was breathtaking and we can only imagine how stunning the wedding is going to be.

Photography – Galanopoulos Photography
Event planner – Events With Darrell


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